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  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Lying Cat.
    • Prince Robot IV seems to be becoming one due to how hilarious and utterly weird the character is.
    • Izabel, if fanart is anything to go by.
  • It Will Never Catch On: The author himself joked that, due to how non-main stream the comic is ("an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex"), he thought the book would be cancelled by issue 3.
  • Squick: The series isn't afraid to engage in this from time to time.
    • The giant that Marko and Klara encounter in issue 7 and 8 has a pair of gigantic, prominent, and hairy testicles. This is not figurative. They are literal huge dangling monster balls that take up maybe twenty percent of a splash-page. Vaughan's script for his first appearance has been released, showing that Vaughan actually apologized to Staples for making her draw it.
    • The Will's preferred means of attack seems to be bisecting people. The Lying Cat has been shown eating the skin off a victim's face.
    • The close up of Prince Robot's wife giving birth.
  • Tearjerker:
    • Barr's sacrifice in issue 11.
    • The Brand's visit to The Will in the hospital in issue 18; it's revealed that they're siblings, and that they had been estranged for years. Her name is also Sophie, the name he gave to the young girl he rescued.
  • Ugly Cute: The Lying Cat.
  • Wham Line: Final page of issue 19. This is the story of how my parents split up.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: If the series is known for anything, it's for the setting being truly weird, even by Space Opera standards. For example, the first issue features two television-headed robots, nude, doing it doggy-style. There is, at the very least, alcohol involved.

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